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Truckee Optimist tree lot open, sales benefit local youth

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Truckee Optimist Club members will be selling trees at the lot by Save Mart for the next few weeks.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Optimist Club is again selling Christmas trees this holiday season at the Crossroads Shopping Center (by Save-Mart).

There is a very nice selection of locally cut Red Fir (Silver tip), Noble Fir, Grand Fir and Nordman Firs shipped from growers in Oregon.

"I believe this is our 35th year of selling Christmas trees at the Truckee Crossroads Shopping Center," said Kelly Bennett, Optimist Club president. "The club has sold thousands of trees over the years and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support programs, grants and scholarships for the youth in our community."

The lot at the corner of Highway 89 and Deerfield Drive opened Saturday and will remain open until December 23, or when the last tree is sold.

The tree lot is manned by Truckee Optimist Club members, youth from local schools, youth groups, teams and programs that benefit from the proceeds, and by community volunteers.

Recipients of Optimist Club donations include, but are not limited to: high school academic programs, athletic teams, drama, band, cheerleaders, project graduation, year book and major scholarships to graduating seniors.

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The club also supports many programs at the other area schools including field trips, music, arts and fundraisers, as well as community programs including Kidzone Museum, Boys and Girls Club, Arts for the Schools, Scouts and many types of youth sports and recreation department programs.

This article was submitted by the Truckee Optimist Club. Visit truckeeoptimist.com or call 530-559-1466 to learn more.